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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Family seed business takes on Goliath of genetic modificatio  Reply with quote

Family seed business takes on Goliath of genetic modification

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjou...275ca-cd91-4bfc-96a6-f311f7514bb4

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Heather Meek leafs through the seed catalogue she wrote on the family computer, on winter nights after the kids went to bed.

There are Kahnawake Mohawk beans and Painted Mountain corn; Tante Alice cucumber and 40 varieties of heritage tomatoes.

Selling seeds is more than just an extra source of income on this organic farm an hour northwest of Montreal.


For Meek and partner Frederic Sauriol, propagating local varieties is part of a David and Goliath struggle by small farmers against big seed companies.

At stake, they believe, is no less than control of the world's food supply.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post

Interesting article, too bad this courageous family's testimonial is drowned in a sea of spin. Interesting how so-called experts are talking about a "food supply" crisis. Nonsense! There's food everywhere, the cruel irony of our time is that most people can no longer afford to buy it for themselves. Interesting how they quote Douglas Southgate of all "experts", defending GM crops, saying it's the only solution to solve the "food crisis". Looking at his resume, you realize he has "worked in various Latin American and Caribbean countries for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Ford Foundation." As if Monsanto was ever going to provide seeds for free on a global scale...as if any non-profit program was ever going to see the light of day.

The world according to Monsanto (full, 10 parts):

http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=FD60ACB00DF6B6C2
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops sorry....this post above was by me. didn't realize i wasn't logged in  Embarassed

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